My fucked up salute
Well I think it's bullshit.
Anyone can lead.
All you need is the right motivation.
And then you need to realize that you're a fucking, awesome, god damn leader!
Story time: When I was a soldier
I served my stint in the army in Singapore about a decade ago.
I can tell you honestly that I was not leader material in the military. I was definitely not up to snuff to be a specialist or officer.
I remember once, as a recruit, I was appointed to lead the platoon. I fucked up once by saluting my OC (Officer Commanding) with a pen in my hand.
I was immediately punished and made to do push-ups.
If you want to lead, it's all about leading a group you care for, in a place you belong to, doing shit you love and actually realizing that you're making a difference.
So effectively, being a leader doesn't mean leading simply to fulfill the expectations of others.
Straight up, you can be anything you want:
- Who cares if you're a supposedly nerdy kid playing World Of Warcraft all day? You could be leading a guild on a raid, which takes skill and patience.
- Who cares if your life revolves around church only? You could be leading worship.
- Who cares if you're just a military nut? You could be leading people into war.
- Who cares if you're that douchebag whose life revolves around women only? You could leading and teaching other guys on how to meet women.
- Who cares if you're a broke mom or dad? You're leading your kids and you're their everything to them.
- Who cares if you're that shy, introverted person who hates going out? You could be a master at one-on-one conversations, leading and bettering people's lives that way. And trust me, people appreciate that.
- Who cares if you're obsessed with Steemit? You could be leading communities here.
See where I am getting at?
For me today, I believe that I can lead through my writing and helping people on a personal basis. Every email I get, I try to reply and help them. Everyone who comes to me for help, I talk to them and try to meet them if possible. Personally, one-on-one meetings work best for me because I do not like to be around a big group.
And that's perfectly fine by me. Anyone who disagrees with me and feel I can do more, in their own terms don't affect me anymore.